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Janna - Posted - 03/17/2008:  15:50:46


Have you ever heard banjo sounds in rock music?

BanjerJeff - Posted - 03/17/2008:  15:53:08


the Who "sqeezebox" first one comes to mind

Jeff
Dayton,OH

Music hath the charm to soothe a savage beast, but I'd try a revolver first.
Josh Billings

howbah - Posted - 03/17/2008:  15:59:31


Peter Tork played banjo on some Monkees tracks.


(And frailed "Cripple Creek" (on a longneck) for his solo feature in the band's live shows.)


Edited by - howbah on 03/17/2008 16:00:44

Janna - Posted - 03/17/2008:  16:00:58


I have an idea to make song with my rock band whith banjo. But I don't know how it must be, so I need to hear anything for example.
If you have some music in this style, please, give me links for free mp3

rwkuta - Posted - 03/17/2008:  16:14:15


The Eagles used some banjo on some of their stuff .

"Obsession is a great subsitute for talent" Steve Martin
http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists...5033&alid=-1

jhandsfield - Posted - 03/17/2008:  16:18:52


The Mamas and the Papas used a banjo occasionally. One of their studio banjo players was Jack Paul who played with the Bluegrass Cardinals. Glen Campbell played a six sting banjo doing studio work for several recordings. Campbell was also the banjo player on the popular recording of The Kingston Trio's The Reverend Mr. Black.

Jim Handsfield
jhandsfield@mindspring.com
Always preach the Gospel - use words if you must (Francis of Assisi)

Bird Dog - Posted - 03/17/2008:  16:38:27


Buffalo Springfield used clawhammer banjo, played by Charlie Chin. I think the song was "Expecting to Fly".

Robin


Edited by - Bird Dog on 03/17/2008 16:39:06

kallekockum - Posted - 03/17/2008:  16:39:12


I'm surprised no one has mentioned The Grateful Dead. Janna, search for the song "Cumberland Blues" (with some nice picking by Jerry Garcia) on the album "Workingman's Dead". That's one of the great rock albums, BTW. It's a must have.

Kalle Kockum, Sweden
I wish I was as cool as Levon Helm...

steve davis - Posted - 03/17/2008:  16:58:13


The Doobie Brothers' "Listen To the Music"

Sometimes I just gotta wait for better weather

chrome - Posted - 03/17/2008:  17:12:47


I play with a lot rock players, it's easier for me to play with them and what they know than them to trying to learn bluegrass, I've played with drums and electric guitars quite a bit and I enjoy it. I do a good hotel california.

'07 Gibson Granada SS

Banjov1 - Posted - 03/17/2008:  17:13:31


The Eagles used banjo on "Take it Easy"

kallekockum - Posted - 03/17/2008:  17:14:09


And of course there are always BEEFUS!!!!

Kalle Kockum, Sweden
I wish I was as cool as Levon Helm...

diarmaid - Posted - 03/17/2008:  17:43:57


Grant Lee Buffalo did some interesting (and excellent) stuff on their album "Mighty Joe Moon" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5v1...ture=related heres a track that had a banjo playin in it

www.banjomafia.com check it out!

JackJack - Posted - 03/17/2008:  17:54:10


The Pogues use a banjo.



GerryH - Posted - 03/17/2008:  20:43:44


Ferst has one on her recent hit 1234

EggerRidgeBoy - Posted - 03/17/2008:  20:58:44


Just last week the southern rock band Drive-By Truckers were on Conan O'Brien, with one of their lead guitarists playing a five-string banjo.

Jaminbanjo - Posted - 03/17/2008:  21:07:42


Taylor Farley has some banjo/rock music on his homepage. CLICK HERE and go to his "Wipeout". Also, I recorded "Wipeout" on my banjo. CLICK HERE to go to my music page.

Austin
( )=='-::
Jimmy Brown The News Boy, new mp3


Janna - Posted - 03/17/2008:  21:25:15


I found now the "Dropkick Murphys" band, they also use banjo and other folk instruments in their songs :)

backtothefuture - Posted - 03/17/2008:  22:47:25


Janna.....may I suggest you contact BHO member jerrygarciabanjofan. He might be able to help you.

Here's his homepage:

http://www.banjohangout.org/myhango....asp?id=8729

Tell him Dennis said to look him up.


Dennis

Hear my new songs "Elsie's Rag" (a new piano rag) & "Banjo Buddy" on tenor banjo. http://www.banjohangout.org/myhango...asp?id=20214

PeterJ - Posted - 03/17/2008:  23:00:47


There's plenty, Janna - as mentioned, the Eagles "Take it Easy" (the reason I started playing), the Doobies' "Listen to the Music", John Hiatt's "Slow Turning" (one of my favorites to cover, plus a whole slew of current, Americana bands that use lots of banjo. In my band, I use banjo on songs by Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Kasey Chambers (definitely check her stuff out) and a bunch more -- it works great with electric guitar and drums. Also, check out:
The Clumsy Lovers
Jupiter Coyote (solid-body electric banjo, jam-rock)
The Duhks
... and about half the bands on XM Radio's X-Country channel 12.

Glad to hear there are no boundaries to your music!


Peter
"Play the song, not the notes"

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze3bgzt/ (banjo sound samples & my rig)
www.splinterville.com
www.myspace.com/splinterville

SJL - Posted - 03/17/2008:  23:08:40


Then there are groups like Hayseed Dixie, Jughead, the Austin Lounge Lizards who played Rock music on Bluegrass Instruments.

"If the woman is alive at the end of the song, it ain't Bluegrass".

2007 Hatfield Walnut Custom

1976 (?) Aria Pro Tree of Life

unclekurty - Posted - 03/17/2008:  23:15:22


Buffalo Springfield's tune Bluebird has some nice clawhammer on it by I believe his name was Charlie Chin.

offtowar - Posted - 03/18/2008:  00:52:40


Theres this nice little band named Defiance, Ohio that maybe some of you have heard of. They're from Bloomington, IL and play folk punk... all of their material is [voluntarily and legally] available for free on their site. Id definately check it out.
http://defianceohio.terrorware.com/audio.php

Check out Share What Ya Got and the Ghost Mice split first of all then go from there (if youre really into it).

The Can Kickers are wonderful and in a similar genre. Great stuff outta Connecticut. I have somehow managed to miss them every time they come through town...
http://www.myspace.com/cankickers

Bread and Roses throw some in too.
http://www.myspace.com/breadandrosesboston

As do Meisce.
http://www.myspace.com/meisce

I feel like eveyone always puts banjo on the backburner though! Its always a seconday/part time instrument. Granted, rock/related isnt the place to go looking for banjo but it always seems relegated to two or three tracks and thats about all. Ehh, all the more reason to learn and rock it out.

---

joban56 - Posted - 03/18/2008:  03:30:43


The Gourds. Their roadie is a member here. Pete Wernick played with Phish one time, don't know if it was recorded. Pete also played his banjo thru a phase shifter on some Hot Rize tunes.

'at's a good'n

Deaf David - Posted - 03/18/2008:  09:51:26


This features fiddle instead of banjo, but here are a couple of rock versions of a classic string band/bluegrass tune. Rather than looking at one example, I recommend looking at several and extracting the common features that YOU like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySh...ture=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUm5...ture=related

Don't nobody like my pickin' but me; and that's good enough.


Edited by - Deaf David on 03/18/2008 09:52:45

dschuck - Posted - 03/18/2008:  10:36:40


quote:
Originally posted by Jaminbanjo

Taylor Farley has some banjo/rock music on his homepage. CLICK HERE and go to his "Wipeout". Also, I recorded "Wipeout" on my banjo. CLICK HERE to go to my music page.

Austin
( )=='-::
Jimmy Brown The News Boy, new mp3






I have to agree here! Taylor sent me his bands CD, and I almost got it wore out.
Wish you were here is awesome, which of course is a Pink Floyd tune.

mergazos - Posted - 03/18/2008:  10:40:57


Led Zeppelin Gallows Pole. Pagey on a 6 string banjo

jhandsfield - Posted - 03/18/2008:  11:13:11


Reading this over I remembered We Five. They only had one major hit (You were on my mind), and their initial career was only a couple of years in the 60s. They used a banjo on many of their songs, played by founding member Michael Stewart, John's younger brother.

Jim Handsfield
jhandsfield@mindspring.com
Always preach the Gospel - use words if you must (Francis of Assisi)

androo - Posted - 03/18/2008:  11:31:33


Here's Ned Luberecki's Banjo in a rock setting.



http://nedski.com/hallelujah.mp3


http://nedski.com/my_love_song.mp3

Andrew Conde
Banjo Monkey

banjobob1929 - Posted - 03/18/2008:  11:46:18


HOWDY ALL,

DOUG DILLARD PLAYED A STINT WITH THE BYRDS. RECORDING MR. SPACEMAN. ALSO, HE PLAYED HIS RICKENBAKER ELECTRIC FIVE WITH THE MONKEES, ON WHAT AM I DOING HANGIN' ROUND.

BOBBY THOMPSON RECORDED WITH THE GROUP WEEN ON THEIR ALBUM 12 GOLDEN COUNTRY GREATS.

IT'S NOT ROCK MUSIC, BUT ALAN MUNDE PLAYED WITH ELVIS' BAND ON GP. GRAM PARSONS FIRST SOLO RECORDING

I JUST DISCOVERED A NEW RECORDING BY LUTHER WRIGHT AND THE WRONGS, REBUILD THE WALL. THEY RE-RECORDED THE WALL ON FOLK INSTRUMENTS, WITH PLENTY OF BANJO. IF YOU ARE A FAN OF THE ORIGINAL YOU SHOULD GIVE THIS A LISTEN, IT'S GREAT.

ROBB>


Edited by - banjobob1929 on 03/18/2008 12:16:17

Thor - Posted - 03/18/2008:  12:46:37


There's some banjo on Heart's "Dreamboat Annie".

Nine Inch Nails' new album has some banjo...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...66065&sr=8-1

Page and Plant's "No Quarter" album has banjo on a few tracks-- unfortunately, the guy playing (not Jimmy) isn't very good.

One version of the Kinks "Lola" has banjo.

Bone Pony is a rockin' band with a banjo player...


littlepicker - Posted - 03/18/2008:  13:27:07


another band that plays rock music on bluegrass instruments is Iron Horse.

Check them out.

Patrick

Morgan Monroe Militia.....Sometimes you gotta fight back!!

Ecarp - Posted - 03/18/2008:  20:21:26


A guy in my class wants to make a band with me at the banjo. He listens to screamo. Scary.

littlepicker - Posted - 03/18/2008:  20:43:20


quote:
Originally posted by Ecarp

A guy in my class wants to make a band with me at the banjo. He listens to screamo. Scary.






screamo huh?

Patrick

Morgan Monroe Militia.....Sometimes you gotta fight back!!

banjohead22 - Posted - 03/18/2008:  21:14:48


led zepplin definatly has some banjer pickin. and of course alot of the modern country music has banjos pickin around. its not rock but some of it sounds a bit rocky.

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Trent in WA - Posted - 03/19/2008:  00:05:28


I just saw a Portland, OR - based band called Hillstomp this weekend. One guy on a drum kit consisting primarily of plastic food buckets, another guy who switched between clawhammer banjo and various flavors of guitar. Man, they were good and worked the crowd into an utter frenzy. I only caught the show because I'd gone to see Danny Barnes open for the evening's festivities, but he was a no-show.

http://www.myspace.com/trentghill

dbowman - Posted - 03/19/2008:  01:20:34


Let's not forget Poco! Rusty Young did some nice banjo.

Dwight

joeldiesel - Posted - 03/19/2008:  02:41:02


quote:
Originally posted by joban56

Pete Wernick played with Phish one time, don't know if it was recorded.



here ya go:
http://www.drbanjo.com/av/sounds/ph-heart.mp3

kinda hard to hear pete, but you can definitely hear his solo. pretty cool. phish had to pull it together there at the beginning too. funny.

-joel

eruannu - Posted - 03/19/2008:  04:20:56


quote:
Originally posted by Ecarp

A guy in my class wants to make a band with me at the banjo. He listens to screamo. Scary.




well banjo kinda rymes with screamo and you know what they say about screamo "if the girl is still alive at the end it's not relly screamo" or is it bluegrass i can't remember
i can just see a screamo rendition of wicked polly

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value." -- Albert Einstein

dschuck - Posted - 03/19/2008:  08:34:14


LOL @ Wicked Polly! I have to work on that this weekend.

Jon Eric - Posted - 03/19/2008:  10:09:04


most of what we play is a combo of ROCK textures with a Bluegrass edge and drive.
The banjo can be used for ANY style of music---

Jon Eric

http://www.myspace.com/gr8vox

The Band I am in:
www.themayflies.com

Clark - Posted - 03/19/2008:  10:41:11


Ford Nix played banjo at Motown for a Supremes record called "Banjo Man" More R&B than R&R
Monroe's BG Twist sounds R&R to me I think Stringbeans played on that.
Do Not forget the ESR if you like "rock banjo"

Mitch Manns
Manns Guitar Academy
http://www.mannsguitaracademy.com/

Janna - Posted - 03/19/2008:  17:13:08


How many music with rock elements with banjo that I 've never heard before! I think I could use my banjo in our rock music in future!!! Thanks a lot!

But if you know more rock music with banjo, please, post it!

As just starting young banjo player I think that Banjo could present in more different styles of music

I don`t know English very well


Edited by - Janna on 03/19/2008 17:36:29

Janna - Posted - 03/19/2008:  17:33:15


quote:
Originally posted by Ecarp

A guy in my class wants to make a band with me at the banjo. He listens to screamo. Scary.



Not scare!!! That's will be cool project with your banjo and screamo!!!

Ecarp - Posted - 03/19/2008:  18:00:36


quote:
Originally posted by Janna

quote:
Originally posted by Ecarp

A guy in my class wants to make a band with me at the banjo. He listens to screamo. Scary.



Not scare!!! That's will be cool project with your banjo and screamo!!!



I've been thinking about doing it for kicks when I get good enough.

Ronnie - Posted - 03/19/2008:  18:04:27


Was listening to the Kinks "Lola" earlier today.

www.bobbythompsonbanjo.com

Jon Eric - Posted - 03/19/2008:  23:53:37


Wanna hear something scary

Jimmy HENDRICKS played a banjo as well!
I think you could find an mp3 on something like limewire...

Funny how the apple does not fall far from the tree.
Banjo is taking over the WORLD everyone!
Start practicing!

Jon Eric

http://www.myspace.com/gr8vox

The Band I am in:
www.themayflies.com

vardoc - Posted - 03/20/2008:  00:10:49


Herb Pedersen plays a great banjo line behind Linda Ronstadt in "Faithless Love".....

"That ain't no part of nothin' " ~ Mr. Monroe

jmack1745 - Posted - 03/20/2008:  01:32:04


How about The Stampeders with "Sweet City Woman".

farley - Posted - 03/20/2008:  01:39:57


Our latest CD "Beat This" consists of mainly old rock songs, and it is on here in it's on my homepage. We are getting ready to start work on our next CD in a couple of months, and some of the new songs will be;
"Pinball Wizard", "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone", "Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)", and "Used To Love Her, But It's All Over Now". Farley

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